The Florida Mental Health Act of 1971 (Florida Statute 394.451-394.47891 (2009
rev.)), commonly known as the ...
Baker Act. The Baker Act is a Florida law that enables families and loved ones to
provide emergency mental health services and temporary detention for people ...
This part shall be known as “The Florida Mental Health Act” or “The Baker Act.”
..... or substance abuse disorders for individuals transported to the center by a
Chapter 394 of the Florida Statutes is known as "The Baker Act" and as "The
Florida ... A. A law enforcement officer may take a person who appears to meet
How are voluntary and involuntary Baker Act Admissions different? ... For
example, a law enforcement officer may transport an individual to a facility for ... If
the Individual in need resides in a State other then Florida you should call a Clerk
The Baker Act encourages the voluntary admission of persons for psychiatric ...
this is not possible due to the severity of the person's condition, the law requires.
Aug 18, 2015 ... The Baker Act allows 72 hours to determine whether a patient meets the .... to
treatment, as Florida's involuntary commitment law requires.
If other less restrictive means are not available, such as voluntary appearance for
outpatient evaluation, a law enforcement officer, or other designated agent of ...
Question and Answers about the Florida Involuntary Commitment Law – The
Baker Act. Question: When does a patient need to be examined by a health ...